Wages for Anchorage/Mat-Su Area

Research and Analysis at the State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently published wages for the Anchorage/Mat-Su area.

The wage data are grouped into 21 occupational groupings. Click on the following group title to go to those occupations.

Source: State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development – Research and Analysis

Workforce Wednesday: Career exploration and workplace maturity

From critical thinking and communication, to teamwork and time management, Excel Alaska helps students in rural, western Alaska learn critical “employability” skills. There, they’ll teach teens how to drive, budgeting, navigating public transportation, enabling independence and the ability to get to and from work.

Cari-Ann Carty with Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium said the program is effective because it’s immersive and should be replicated across the state.

“Excel Alaska is really a great example of best practices in the state for getting students ready for the workforce,” Carty said. “They work with students from 7th grade, up to graduation and sometimes beyond.”

Employability Skills Training

  • Career & technical education (CTE) classes in high schools statewide
  • Voyage to Excellence — Chugach School District
  • Nine Star
  • Ilisagvik College

Key Employability Skills

  • Desire to work
  • Critical thinking
  • Active listening
  • Social perceptiveness

APICC Outreach Coordinator

  • Martha Peck
    (907) 770-5250

For more information on employment and training, click here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Career exploration and workplace maturity | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Scholarship Program Boosts Training for Alaska Native Teachers

While 15 percent of the state’s population is Alaska Native, fewer than 5 percent of its teachers are.

To address this imbalance, the U.S. Department of Education and the University of Alaska Southeast have teamed up to create a scholarship program to groom future teachers and administrators while they’re still in college.

Read the full article here.

Source: Scholarship program boosts training for Alaska Native teachers

Workforce Wednesday: Administrative Careers

Administrative Professional: A career that applies to any industry and comes with plenty of room for advancement. There are plenty of openings in a variety of fields across the state, paying anywhere from $30,000 for an entry level position to $80,000 or more as an executive assistant.

Wednesday, CH2M Resource Manager, Heather Henderson, joined Daybreak to talk about the industry. There’s plenty to love about the job, she said.

“It’s a great way to get to know any industry,” Henderson said. “You get your foot in the door, it’s a high-profile position, and you learn so much.”

Lots of students come out of high school with the basic organizational and computer skills required to land an entry level position, however they would need training to move up from there.

Training Opportunities

Companies Hiring

  • University of Alaska
  • Providence
  • Holland America Lines
  • Princess Cruises
  • Olgoonik
  • Department of the Army
  • Global Diving and Salvage, Inc.
  • The Chariot Group
  • Kendall Automotive
  • Stoel Rives Attorneys

APICC Outreach Coordinator

  • Martha Peck
    (907) 770-5250

For more information on employment and training, click here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Administrative careers | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

UAS Ketchikan Regional Maritime Career Center Hosts Young Student Groups

UAS Ketchikan_OutreachUAS Ketchikan invites younger students to campus on a regular basis to encourage them to explore potential careers in maritime, power technology and welding.

On February 25, Boy Scout Troop 4 visited the UAS Ketchikan Regional Maritime and Career Center to use the ship navigational simulator. The scouts are taking part in the High Adventure Program which provides them the opportunity to spend 2 weeks at sea in the Bahamas.  UAS Ketchikan Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation Claire Fine and Marine Transportation Program Coordinator Diana Chaudhary had them practice docking and undocking in Thomas Basin and conning a vessel in the Wrangell Narrows.

UAS Ketchikan’s ship simulator has recently been upgraded to a Class-A status and is available for mariners in Southeast Alaska to rent. UAS Ketchikan has navigational simulation from Puget Sound to Cook Inlet.  UAS Ketchikan_Outreach2

On March 4, UAS Ketchikan Regional Maritime and Career Center hosted Revilla High School students.  Students learned about the various programs available at the center and had a chance to use the ship simulator, the hydraulic training and try their hand at a little welding.

Learn more about maritime training here.